Man arrested for taking photographs of children at bus stop.

Started Aug 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Doug J Veteran Member • Posts: 9,794
Re: Man arrested for taking photographs of children at bus stop.

Dan Marchant wrote:

Of course it will probably turn out that the mother of some kids didn't like the fact he was taking egregiously backlit photos that didn't show little johnny's "good side"; or simply assumed that anyone mad enough to want to take photos is a peado.

Perhaps that will be the outcome. I did some checking on the web for the definition of the offence he was suspected of committing and arrested for. The Crown Prosecution Service has explicit details, somewhat disturbing and some are too descriptive to post here.

http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/prohibited_images_of_children/

It's hard to imagine how someone taking photos in a public bus station could meet the law's required 3 criteria, yet it is what it is. No wonder the police are trying to find the witness that complained.

The person's name was not included in the news item, I don't know if in the UK individuals that are arrested are identified to the public. In some countries this information is released, at least in some cases, prior to a trial and conviction.

Cheers,
Doug
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